Bright Sheng (1955- )


Chinese American

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

China Dreams, Spring Dreams, Red Silk Dance, Tibetan Swing

Fun Facts

  • Sheng is known for incorporating traditional Chinese music techniques with modern music and Western influences.
  • The Hungarian composer Béla Bartók is one of Sheng’s most notable influences.
  • When Sheng was younger, his home’s piano was confiscated by the Red Guards during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. He then learned piano using his school’s piano.

Get to know Sheng in this video by Columbus Symphony Principal Second Violinist Alicia Hui!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Sheng’s Music

  • None at this time

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